Production device performance monitoring – take control over your machinery and production lines
Production costs money. Lots of it. You have to pay for the machinery, work force (salaries, bonuses, etc.), taxes, electricity, and so on. And even if you have done everything right, a small miscalculation or abruption might cause your production device to break down and there will be a loss of productivity. That is why many big enterprises pay ridiculous amounts of money just to develop their own production device measuring systems. This solution takes ages to be completed and you can never guarantee the outcome.
But what if I told you there was an easier and less time consuming way to make sure your production device works profitably? Furthermore, it is an investment free solution that ensures a cheaper and faster monitoring system than our competitors. But first, let’s start off with some basics.
Why is it necessary to monitor and analyze production devices performance?
You will hear a lot of production managers talking about efficiency on manufacturing. What they usually mean by that is that in producing the company’s aim is to gain the largest amount of output with the given set of input. In other words – for a production company (and actually any other company as well) the aim is to produce as much product as they can with minimal time and expenses.
Assuming all inputs and outputs were correctly measured, it could probably be achieved. But the practice indicates that production device measuring can be quite complicated. Especially for small and medium-sized enterprises who don’t have enough to finance to develop their own production device measuring and analyzing platforms. Besides, the main focus of production companies should be on their product and not creating a solution for monitoring the production device.
But how could a production device monitoring system help to solve those issues?
The answer to that question is quite simple. You cannot respond to what you don't see. It is a one of the main reasons why manufacturing companies lose large amount of time and money. And a solution that makes all those downtimes and other errors visible, will make your production devices more cost effective.
I will begin with an easy example. When 400 units of product are produced in one hour, a 100 units per hour seems like a good result. However, if you start measuring the machinery, in most cases the 400 units have been made in 3 hours. But what was going on during the remaining one hour period that measures up to a massive downtime and a major decrease of profit?
Before answering that question, we will begin with some numbers. Let’s say the machinery produces one ton of product in 20 minutes. So if we reduce the downtime by 20 minutes per day, the company will be capable of making an extra ton of product per day. In a week, you will already make 5 tons more, in a month 20 tons more... Everyone can make the rest of the calculations easily. But it is certain that by reducing the downtime you can save a considerate amount of money and increase the profit immensely.
This is where production software comes to play. Production device monitoring answers the most vital questions: Is the production device working? If there has been a standstill than how long has it been there? What is the speed of the production device? What was the overall equipment efficiency (OOE)?
If you are able to answer those questions, it will be easier to detect the mistakes and react to them immediately. Now, coming back to the example given before. Any management can easily assume that if they were given notice about errors in performance of the production device, someone could have fixed them and the one hour loss would have been a thing of the past. Furthermore, if the info gets analyzed after some period of time, we could make significant improvements in the work of the production device. Thus saving us time and money.
As you can see, the ability to collect and analyze production related data gives every production company executives input to make more precise and data based production management decisions. These decisions can make the difference between a successful or un-successful company.
Why choose GlobalReader?
Now the only thing left is to find yourself a company that provides you with the best solution. But as a company leader you always want something that is as cost effective as possible, as fast as possible and as easy as possible. And the best would be if you didn’t have to do too much yourself, because let’s be honest – you have better things to do than worry about monitoring the production device.
This is where GlobalReader comes to play.
First, GlobalReader is investment free. That is what separates us from many of our competitors. Secondly, our measuring equipment is universal, making it super-fast. All that is needed is power and Wi-Fi. Let’s face it – you already had those before. And that is all. A professional will come and set up the solution and it will be working in no time. No waiting period, no nothing. Or you could set up the solution by yourself.
After some time, you will probably want to know, how much and how your production has improved. This is where a report would be nice… Well, we have those as well. Want to know how long does it take to produce 100 tons of product? Sure, we can make that happen. Want to know how long does an average lunch break in your company last? Not a problem, we will give you an overview. Have any other things you would wish to know more about? Just let us know and we will make it happen.
Many companies would offer you a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. And charge you for it. That is not our goal. We would just like to improve your existing EPR system so you could make the most of it.
So to sum things up, GlobalReader’s solution is super easy. You just have to contact us and we will take care of the rest. All that so you could keep an eye on your company.
GlobalReader will keep an eye on your production devices.